Q: Arena was their own worst enemy here, this had all the makings of being a good show but they did such a hatchet job. To make a whole season based on Gina calling Andrea and Lydia the C word Is just stupid. With last minute editing the producers wanted Gina to shine because she was getting the ratings but they hung Lydia and Andrea out to dry which was disgusting when we obviously only seen one side all season and then throwing it all in the reunion. What a mess.

I don’t know why producers of new Housewives franchises look at Beverly Hills when they’re planning their shows. They think that it’s all going to be glamorous, and that the behind the scenes stuff that comes out in the press will legitimise the cat fights and bitchiness. In reality, RHOBH has gotten super depressing because all the fighting goes down “behind the scenes” (i.e. in the press) and causes an information overload for viewers who get sick of seeing it.

(That’s my theory on why RHOBH’s ratings have tanked as well, since they coasted on Russell’s suicide for Season 2, and kept Kim and Taylor on past that, when they should have kept Camille.)

The series’ producers should look to is Atlanta, because all the fighting goes on on camera, and if there’s something done off season they’ll address it when the cameras are back up. That’s why the ratings are high for RHOA (and pretty consistent for RHONJ - they lost viewers for the Melissa vs Teresa storyline which just dragged on forever.) It might be “ghetto”, but there must be a reason why Atlanta increases their ratings season-on-season, because the character investment is there. People generally like Kandi and Phaedra. Kenya might be crazy but she draws in viewers (further to my point I made when Seasom 5 started that she is Danielle Staub in blackface.) Nene is losing fans because the over-the-top, no holds barred ‘NayNay’ from Seasons 1-3 has gotten all fancy because she was on Glee.

My point is: you need to have drama on camera that (at least to the viewer) gives a “real” narrative that allows for investment in the “characters” that you’re wanting to set up.


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Q: Do you think that it was a bit one sided how the showed lovely clips of Jackie and Janet and then they show bad clips of Gina saying all this bad stuff when she's said a lot of good thing about Jackie like 'she's caring and has a kind heart' like we saw in the episodes, they can't decides whether they want Gina as a victim or perpetrator..

I agree. In all the press leading up, they painted Gina as the villain and that’s how the show started out when she battled with Jackie but when it became clear that Gina got all the public sympathy by being fabulous and they tried to cut it together so she was the victim of all of Andrea and Lydia’s attacks. So if anyone gets cut from the show, it should really be the editors because it’s just inconsistent and makes it look more fake than it needs to be. I understand that they need to manipulate footage to make it interesting, but at least be consistent with your characterisations. If Gina was going to be the villain, make her the villain - that’s why I think Andrea has got so much backlash because they cut it together to make her a villain, but also edited her to make her the “super mum” which came off as even more pretentious once she started in on Gina.


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Q: What'd you think of the reunion?

Meh. Alex Perry should keep his nose out of everyone’s business and just ask the questions. The way he was comforting Andrea when she was crying, saying “No, you should be proud of your businesses etc etc” went a bit overboard (I get that she was genuinely emotional, but you’re the host, not her friend). I don’t like how they’re showing clips that didn’t go to air, either. It’s like you’re cheating the viewers who didn’t get to see the whole story. All those clips of Gina calling Jackie a bogan are incongruous with the show in how it presented Gina as the victim of all this bullying. No doubt Gina suffered taunts from Lydia and Andrea, but she can dish it out as well and that wasn’t really shown when the episodes were airing. So, we’ll see what happens if (and probably, when) RHOMelbourne comes back for a second series.


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Q: Just thought I'd say I'm loving your RHOM gifs, they are absolutely perfect haha!


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Q: Do you know anyone on the desperate housewives of Melbourne called Daryl?

Like Gina’s millionaire matchmaker date?


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I just lost my shit when Kandi said “is this The Color Purple?”

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"Good, have one! Why don’t you have seven? And when you get home, get your husband to review your medication!" #FuckingMoron

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They got the reunion seating all wrong for the melbourne wives. It should be, in order: Andrea, Lydia and Jackie on one side and Gina, Chyka and Janet on the other. Y’all better listen.

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I promise I’ll gif Melbourne housewives soon, maybe towards the end of the week - but I have a pretty full on week coming up. So we’ll see.

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Q: What is your opinion on all the wives from melbourne housewives? Are you team Gina or Andrea or a bit Switzerland on the whole thing?

I’m not fully Team Gina, but I do agree that she has been treated poorly by Lydia and Andrea. However, I do understand that stuff goes on behind the scenes - but enough to warrant being called ugly and a dog? I dunno about those two (I actually think Lydia has come off worse, because she said stuff on camera, whereas Andrea kept her comments for behind the scenes.) Chyka is just so lovely, but her storyline involvement has been terminally boring. Jackie has turned me around, I thought she was so annoying, but really she’s the Bethenny of Melbourne so I actually like her now. I think overall, I’m probably a Janet fan, she knows when to step up with drama but also knows how to move on - even she is being a bit two faced.


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